monitoring


VMware vSphere Web Client Tips – Love Related Objects Tab

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert So, here we are, almost 2015 and folks are STILL complaining about the web client.  Yes, in 5.1 it sucked.  Yes the fact that it is written in Flash is not ideal.  Yes VMware added the ability to manage hardware version 10 VMs back to the C# […]


Configure rsyslog in vCAC / vRA appliance to send to a syslog server

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert One option not available in the vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) appliance VAMI is the ability to send logs to a syslog server, such as Splunk or LogInsight (does anyone know if this has been exposed in vRA 6.1?), thankfully since the appliance is built on linux, its […]


Deploying the vCenter Operations Manager appliance

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS) is being pushed heavily right now by VMware, at least by my rep, and with good reason.  vCOPS is an advanced monitoring tool that provides insight, monitoring and alarms for your vSphere environment.  If you are licensed for any version of vSphere, then […]


Using Splunk to Monitor Windows Active Directory Events

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Having been working on Splunk for the last few days, one of my last hurdles was to easily monitor, present and alert on Active Directory events such as account lock outs, group changes etc.  Low and behold Splunk has an app called Splunk App for Microsoft Windows Active […]